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Cryptogramma acrostichoides (American rockbrake)
Cressler, Alan

Cryptogramma acrostichoides

Cryptogramma acrostichoides R. Br.

American Rockbrake

Pteridaceae (Maidenhair Fern Family)

Synonym(s): Cryptogramma crispa ssp. acrostichoides

USDA Symbol: CRAC3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Fern
Size Notes: Fertile fronds to about 10 inches in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Non-flowering, sporulating plant.


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MT , NV , OR , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , SK , YT

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cryptogramma acrostichoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cryptogramma acrostichoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cryptogramma acrostichoides


Record Modified: 2015-04-22
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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